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Overview of Akita

“Onsen Hot Springs & Old Samurai Houses.”

Nestled between the sea of Japan and the magnificent mountain ranges of Oū and Dewa, the Akita prefecture, Japan’s sixth largest prefecture, is home to vast expanses of nature, perfect for hikers and pilgrims looking to visit the prefecture’s numerous shrines and summits, and a variety of relaxing onsen hot springs, so called Japan’s national passion. Nyūtō Onsen is popular for the assortment of accommodation options and its proximity to Tazawa-ko, a volcanic lake perfect for an enjoyable swim during the summer. Akita prefecture is also home to Kakunodate city which boasts a picturesque view of old samurai houses, pine-lined streets and cherry-tree-covered riverbanks.

You can read more about Akita, its local attractions and must-see places as well as some navigational guides in Japan National Tourism Organization's Web Site.

Climate in Akita

Annual temperature is roughly between 0°C (32°F) and 25°C (77°F). July expects the highest precipitation (about 230mm) while January is the snowiest month (about 110cm). July to September are the warmest months (about 24°C or 75°F), and January, February and December are the coldest months (about 0°C or 32°F).

You can get more climate information with the following charts created by processing the weather observation data for the past 10 years. Please note that this is not a weather forecast. For more information about the data please read this page.

You can use the clock icon in each chart to select the week or day to display the data for.

Weather Summary

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Temperature

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Wind Speed

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Hourly Sunshine Duration

Of the 2nd week of Aug, 10-year average

Top 10 Fine Weather Days of Aug

10-year average.

Monthly Weather

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Monthly Precipitation and Temperature

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Monthly Wind Speed

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Recommended Clothing

The following clothes are recommended for visiting Akita in the 2nd week of Aug.